Ocean health forum is Oct. 7 at NWMC

Posted 9/30/14

Learn about the science of changing ocean chemistry and its effects on sea life, with examples of local efforts to combat the problem.

The Northwest Straits Commission and Jefferson County Marine …

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Ocean health forum is Oct. 7 at NWMC

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Learn about the science of changing ocean chemistry and its effects on sea life, with examples of local efforts to combat the problem.

The Northwest Straits Commission and Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) host a community forum on ocean health, 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water. Doors open at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome.

Simone Alin, a research scientist at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Lab, provides an overview of new scientific research in Puget Sound. Betsy Peabody, director of the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, shares examples of novel actions to address ocean acidification. Additionally, representatives of the Jefferson County/Port Townsend Climate Action Committee and Port Townsend Marine Science Center talk about local projects and ways for people to engage in these complex issues.

To learn more about this event and the Jefferson County MRC, visit

jeffersonmrc.org.

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